It helps your family remember that the military is part of what you do, not who you are.
Although your spouse may be in the military, and you are “married to the military” so to speak, ultimately you’re just two people who fell in love because of reasons that likely have nothing or little to do with the military and not fully immersing yourself in the Military bubble can help you remember that. It also makes it easier for your family to transition someday when your spouse gets out of the military. It can be hard to transition to civilian life for not just you but also your kids if you’ve spent your time in the military living only in base housing, shopping on base, and being fully immersed solely in that military bubble.
Although there are so many benefits to military housing and the military community, it’s important to always do what’s best for you and your family and sometimes it’s worth it to step outside of that military bubble and see what else is out there.
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